I love this encouragement quote by George M. Adams. The word “encourage” means to inspire with courage, spirit or confidence. It can mean to stimulate by assistance or approval. Lastly it can mean to promote, advance or foster. All three of these definitions are good things.
Touched by an Encouragement Quote
I was encouraged by someone I don't even know recently. I am part of a Facebook group where you can share prayer requests. I had decided to share a personal request. Not long after I posted my request one of the members messaged me with some encouraging words. This is not someone who I know personally. We have never met or talked. She saw that I was burdened with a concern and she reached out to me. She shared a story from her life that she felt may help me in my situation.
I was really touched. She didn't have to take the time to reach out and encourage me…but she did. My spirits were lifted. Her story was very applicable to my current issue and hearing about it helped.
I was also moved to be more sensitive to other people who may need encouragement. It can only take a moment to change someone's day. A simple email, phone call or text message can mean the world to someone who is distressed.
I know that in my job as a school nurse I see a lot of students who aren't really sick. (shocker I know 🙂 ) A lot of these kiddos just need some encouraging words. I try to remember that they may not hear kind words at home. It is amazing how letting them sit and rest for a few minutes, asking them some questions about their day and showing that I care can sometimes cure them! A little encouragement can go a long way!
What do you think of this encouragement quote? Has anyone encouraged you lately? Have you helped encourage anyone else? What do you think are the most effective ways to encourage others?
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
It’s really sad to me that kids have to go to the school nurse to hear kind words. It’s sad that some kids don’t get the love they deserve at home.
I know….you would be shocked at how common it is! 🙁
Karen Dawkins says
Awwww….. how blessed those kids are to have a school nurse who recognizes the importance of a “bandaid for the heart.” You may not know them well or be able to help change their circumstances, but your kind words are likely to be remembered for a very long time! I was very insecure in high school (really my whole life until age 40) and one of the teachers — who I never even had for class — said hi to me by name every time he saw me. To that teacher, I was not invisible. It still brings tears to my eyes.
Karen, thanks for sharing! Isn’t it amazing how something so simple can be life changing for another person! I am so glad that teacher impacted you in that way!!
I agree that a few encouraging words can go a long way. I hope that you have a great week.
Thanks Christy, you too!
Rebel Sweetheart says
Very inspiring words. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie Denny says
How sweet to give kids some encouragement. It is too sad that many don’t get that anywhere else.
Liz Mays says
This inspires me to look around me a bit more and notice when I can give some encouragement to others. So glad you posted this!
Rebecca Swenor says
Quotes can be so inspiring sometimes indeed. I will sometimes send my boys a text with a quote on it. This quote above is so true and I will be sending them this one. Thanks for shairng.
That is a great idea, Rebecca! I will have to start doing that too!
Ronnie Epstein says
I wish you had been our school nurse! <3 Encouragement is just what some kids, need. I'll try to be more encouraging to others, as well.
Lisa Rios says
I really love these encouragement quotes. I do agree that most of the children looks sick, just because of mental pressure. I think most parents never realize the issues of their kids. I always stand by my children & support them & encourage them with positive words.
That is great Lisa..your kids are lucky to have you!!
I love this! so inspiring and thanks for sharing…